There are many factors to consider when renting a property, including
continually changing legislation and financial implications

How to Rent Guide

This guide covers the rental process from finding and securing a property, tenant and landlord legal responsibilities, and what to expect as part of your rental agreement

How to Rent Safe Home Guide

This guide covers best practice and legal responsibilities for landlords to follow to ensure a property is habitable for tenants, and a comprehensive checklist for tenants to ensure that this has been fulfilled.


The rental process

At Match a Property we will guide you through the rental process every step of the way, but below is a guide to the steps we will take together

1. Viewing a property

When you enquire about any of our properties, we will take some details and arrange a time for you to view the property. We will also inform you of any other properties we have that may match your requirements.

2. Offer accepted

Should you wish to rent the property we will agree this with the Landlord on your behalf and ask you for a Holding Deposit (equivalent to one week’s rent) to secure the property and remove it from market.

3. References

On provision of some ID we then work with a leading referencing company to ensure your right to rent in the UK, as well as your affordability for your property

4. Tenancy agreement

We then complete an Assured Tenancy Agreement (AST) for both tenant and the Landlord to agree and sign for the duration of the rental period

5. Deposit registration

Most Landlords require a deposit on the property (no more than 5 weeks rent) which we then register with a Government backed security scheme to protect it

6. Moving in

We then hand over the keys, send you all the relevant property compliance documentation, and any relevant information that may be useful (e.g. utility providers)

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